Individual volunteers perform nearly all of ACCA’s work. Work can be scheduled depending on the availability of the volunteer. Many tasks can be done from home and all in-person work occurs in the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County, Virginia. All clients are screened and referred to ACCA by Social Service agencies.
Critical Volunteer Needs:
Help With Food Deliveries
Be a Food Captain! These volunteers make sure that families in need receive needed groceries on schedule. They coordinate requests for food with drivers to deliver groceries to clients within its service area. Tasks can be done during business hours on weekdays from home using a home computer and phone. Training is provided. Food captains are asked to work one week per quarter. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Delivery Drivers – ACCA is looking for food delivery drivers to deliver food to needy clients within the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area. There is no fixed commitment. Drivers can work weekly or every few weeks or less as it fits their schedules. Drivers receive a survey at the beginning of the week where they can indicate their availability for the week. Deliveries are between 1:30 and about 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Drivers receive food referrals from the food captain, contact the client to ensure they will be home, pick up pre-packed food at the pantry, and drive to the client’s residence. The time involved is usually less than an hour.
Work with Children
The Child Development Center needs preschool classroom aides, library assistants, story time leaders, office assistants, facilities assistants. Interested? Visit the CDC website and submit the form.
Pick up and Deliver Furniture
Help is needed to pick up household items from donors, organize the warehouse, and deliver needed items to families. The items might include beds, chairs, sofas, tables and other items that will make life more comfortable for the families. Work takes place on Saturday mornings. Register now.
Help Immigrant Families
Neighbor to Neighbor is an outreach ministry primarily working with recently arrived Afghan families to help adults with English, computer skills, and resume review as well as with children on homework, educational games, crafts, and stories. Sessions take place on 2 Saturday mornings each month. This program has enough volunteers for the remainder of the school year.
The Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield/ACCA Transportation Program (SCAS), offers rides to medical appointments to clients aged 50 and older using volunteer drivers. ACCA also offers rides to medical appointments for needy clients under age 50 who are referred to us by our member churches or other organizations.
To learn more or to become a volunteer driver, contact the SCAS office at (703) 941-1419 or email email@example.com.
For Information on the above or any other ACCA Volunteer Role, please complete this form:
In addition to the opportunities above, a great way to support our work right now is to help your friends and family learn about us and our work in the community. Share our messages and note your support:
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Each year, ACCA awards college scholarships to high school seniors with disabilities. Scholarship Committee members set up the scholarship and choose the recipient.
Home Repair/Rebuilding Together
Volunteers help with painting, carpentry, yard work and other home maintenance tasks. House captains must be familiar with building trades. Volunteers also provide lunch and snacks. The work is usually scheduled on the last Saturday in April. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruiters are needed to publicize the walk and coordinate the walkers. Volunteers also needed to prepare and serve snacks and help with registration one weekend in October. Contact: email@example.com